Monday, 14 March 2011

spotted by my Mum

10 comments:

Julie said...

I'm sure it's true too sue. I find the same with hand sewing, it relaxes you and diverts your attention. I'm sure it must lower the blood pressure too.

Elizabeth said...

The same is said of embroidery!!!!

K-eM said...

And crochet. I know it's gotten me through hard times both physical and emotional.

Anna said...

Far too true! When I was in law school I never would have gotten through exam period without knitting. Especially lace. It's awesome having something that occupies you completely without actually being too difficult.

Anna said...

Far too true! When I was in law school I never would have gotten through exam period without knitting. Especially lace. It's awesome having something that occupies you completely without actually being too difficult.

Kate said...

I quite agree, but I'm not the best advocate... unfortunately the pain I've been suffering was caused by knitting.

Well, OK, strictly speaking, spinning. But exacerbated by knitting!

Fondant Kiss said...

I totally agree, works like that for me!

maggi said...

Now that's an interesting concept.

maisie sparrow's vintage pictures said...

Very interesting article! I find most craft work therapeutic but crochet and cross stitch is the best thing for chilling out!

Anita said...

I suffer from chronic pain and I have found that knitting does keep me more relaxed. Because of that, I have found that my blood pressure is lower and I have fewer instances of break-through pain. I have had periods of time where I was not able to knit and those were really rough because I didn't have the calming influence that knitting gives. It also makes me feel like I am accomplishing something because who can knit without getting something out of it?!?!?
I would definitely recommend taking up knitting to ANYONE that needs to reduce stress or pain.